Police still looking for shooter in Thorncliffe Park murder

Scarborough man raised in area, died from multiple gunshots on Feb. 25

Police are still on the hunt for the shooter after Shoaib Asakzai, 25, was killed last month in the Thorncliffe Park area.
Police presence in the Thorncliffe Park area has been increased after Shoaib Asakzai was killed on Feb. 25. Ziaulhaq Zarawar/TorontoObserver

Police are still on the hunt for the shooter after a man was killed last month in the Thorncliffe Park area.

Police identified the victim as Shoaib Asakzai, 25,  of Toronto in the shooting on Feb. 25.

Shoabi Azakzai

Shoabi Azakzai, 25, was shot on Feb 26. in a parking lot at Thorncliffe Park Dr. and Overlea Blvd. (Toronto Police)

Asakzai was shot multiple times at 71 Thorncliffe Park Drive near Overlea Boulevard around 6:20 p.m.

Asakzai was found in the back parking lot of the high-rise. He was rushed to the hospital and was pronounced dead two hours later, police said.

Police presence in the area has been increased ever since the shooting has occurred, local residents said.

Asakzai was raised in Thorncliffe and often visited the area since moving to Scarborough for some years now, a resident said.

According to media reports, Shoaib Asakzai and his friend had been arrested in July 2011 after a violent altercation at East York Mall that left three people wounded. As a result Asakzia, who was 20 then, was charged with pointing a firearm and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.

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Posted: Mar 31 2017 12:45 am
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